By the Grace of G‑d
Lag BaOmer, 5720 (1960)

..Lag BaOmer1 is also the day on which one of the most eminent disciples of R. Akiva, the holy sage2 R. Shimon ben Yochai,3 completed his mission in this world — to reveal the inner light and mystical secrets of the Torah. Through his holy work, the Zohar, G‑d opened up a new wellspring that provides a profounder G‑dly understanding, and faith, and trust — in order to revive and invigorate the Jewish people in a grievous era of exile.